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What is an Open Source CMS?

Open Source CMS (Content Management Systems) are for your website content what Linux is for your PC, OpenOffice for your word processor application or Mozilla Firefox for your internet browsing - a free and secure alternative that is successfully used by millions of users around the world.

Open source in general can be described as an approach to the design, development, and distribution of software, offering practical accessibility to a software's source code for everybody.

That means for you that with an Open Source Web CMS there are no licensing costs, no proprietary vendor lock-in (like Microsoft products, for example) and a big support community.

Open Source CMS

Why use Open Source CMS?

Compared to traditional proprietary Web CMS software, Open Source CMS have the following key advantages.

  • Lower costs

    There are no upfront or ongoing licensing costs for using an Open Source Web CMS. This is a large cost saving when compared to proprietary Web CMS systems. It is also cheaper to developer a website using an Open Source CMS because there are thousands of components that can be integrated into your site for a fraction of the cost of developing one from scratch. This is one of the key advantage of using an Open Source CMS.

  • Increased security and transparency

    Because the code of an Open Source CMS is publicly available, the software is generally more secure and reliable than many proprietary commercial systems. This is because thousands and thousands of developers and professional work and review the code and eliminate any problems as soon as they appear.

    The code transparency also means that Open Source CMS are generally easier to customize to your specific needs and easier to integrate with existing software systems and infrastructure through the use of open industry standards (such as XML, SOAP, LDAP etc).

  • Better support

    All of the popular Open Source CMS have a broad international user and developer base that enables you to quickly receive support in case of common problems through the community. In case you are not happy with the support of your web developers, it is easy to switch to another company when using Open Source CMS, allowing you to minimise risk by reducing your dependency on the one vendor.

Our Open Source Web CMS Solutions

At eWave, we are a big supporter of Open Source Web CMS technology. We are so confident in our services that we embrace the concept of "Open Source CMS" as the basis for all our websites. Therefore you as our customer can rely on proven technology that is cost efficient and gives you the ability to choose rather than locking you in a specific proprietary system. You will also be able to independently update the content of your website, as we do not want to make any money out of something you can easily do yourself.

We provide high quality and cost effective website design and website development solutions using the most popular Open Source Web CMS including; Joomla, Drupal and Wordpress.


Joomla CMS Website Design

eWave has created over 100 Joomla websites. In Australia, we are one of the most experienced Joomla website designer & developers. Joomla is known for its user friendliness, flexibility and huge extensions library which made it one of the most used CMS in the world.

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Wordpress CMS Website Design

Over the last few years, Wordpress CMS has built a reputation as been one of the best Blogging platforms in the world. The popularity of Wordpress CMS has seen new features constantly being added to the software. Wordpress CMS is now a fully functioning CMS and works equally well for powering websites as well as blogs. In fact, Wordpress CMS won the prestigious Open Source CMS of the Year award in 2009.

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Drupal Website Design

Drupal is an widely-used award winning system. It is a very robust Open Source CMS platform that is designed for community and membership websites which utilize the many advanced CMS functions and features.

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